The Emporia-Greensville Recreation Association, Inc. (EGRA) is the largest recreation provider in Emporia and Greensville County. EGRA has organized leagues involving over 1,000 people and an estimated 30,000 visitors use the association operated parks, Meherrin River and Center Street, annually. The programming includes baseball, softball, football, soccer and basketball. While many of the activities of the organized leagues have a youth focus, men and women play softball on EGRA fields, as do some teams from Greensville County High School when needed.
The EGRA has 18 acres of parks, which consist of five (5) lighted ball fields, three (3) soccer fields, all purpose field, twin tennis courts, two (2) playgrounds and two (2) picnic pavilions. The facilities are located at two locations: the Meherrin River Park and the Lee Street Tennis Courts and Picnic area.
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The Jarratt Recreational Association provides recreational opportunities to the children residing in the Jarratt community. The Association prides itself in the baseball/softball field located near the intersection of Grigg and Braxton Avenues.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting (434) 535-9858.
For more information, visit the Family YMCA of Emporia/Greensville website
Our mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
Established September 9, 1999, The Boys and Girls Club of Emporia- Greensville hit the ground running by providing the local youth with a place where they can be free to have personal expression and gain self-improvement. Over the years the BGC has had several visions of expansion in which has led to the opening of two new additions to the original Armory Teen Center. With the opening of the (GES unit) Greensville Elementary School Unit and the (WPCC) Washington Park Community Center, the BGC has open the doors for many more youth to take advantage of the resources offered and available from the Emporia-Greensville BGC.
The Boys & Girls Club of Emporia- Greensville helps build character through everyday leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude.
Trained professional staff provides adult mentors and role models to the youth members. Nationally recognized programs help young people succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, pursue interests in the arts and sports, and explore vocational choices.
Most importantly, the Boys & Girls Club shows youngsters that someone cares and wants them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
For more information, visit the Boys & Girls Club website.
The William E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library, a branch of the Meherrin Regional Library, offers a full range of library services, including an on-line catalog, walk-in, telephone and e-mail reference service, photocopy and FAX service, public meeting
facilities, notary public, programs for children and adults, and public-access computers with high-speed Internet access and a variety of software programs. Available materials include more than 55,000 print volumes, as well as videotapes, recorded books, and over 75 periodical subscriptions. Operating six days a week, the staff of five includes a professional librarian.
Each year, the Meherrin River Arts Council lines up an impressive list of performers; MRAC has hosted over 100 performances to date. Local audiences have enjoyed everything from opera and ballet to plays and symphonic concerts. National and international stars have brought the sounds of jazz, country, contemporary and popular music to the region. Performers have included Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Jones, Johnny Matthis, Roger Williams, the Platters, the Richmond Ballet, Roy Clark, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme with the Richmond Symphony, and Crystal Gayle, to name a few.
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The Virginia Pork Festival, one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music, from multiple stages, to make this an event not to be missed. The Festival is an annual event, and has taken place on the second Wednesday in June ever since the Festival first started in 1974. Attendance is in excess of 15,000 people, and more than 20 tons of pork is prepared.
The Festival attracts people from all walks of life, from the local businessman and farmer to Virginia Governors and State Senators. Not only does the Virginia Pork Festival captivate Southside Virginia like no other event, it welcomes attendees from as far south as the "Sunshine State" of Florida up to "The Big Apple" New York and from the West Coast visitors from Washington to the "Lone Star State" of Texas.